A+ Essentials Chapter 4

10 Questions  I  By Darren McMahon
RAMin this chapter, you will learn how to• identify the different types of RAM packaging• explain the varieties of dRAM• install RAM properly• perform basic RAM troubleshooting

  
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1.  Scott wants to add 512 MB of PC100 SDRAM to an aging but still usefuldesktop system. The system has a 100-MHz motherboard and currently has256 MB of non-ECC SDRAM in the system. What else does he need to knowbefore installing?
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2.  What is the term for the delay in the RAM’s response to a request from the MCC?
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3.  What is the best way to determine the total capacity and specific type of RAMyour system can handle?
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4.  Motherboards that support more than four sticks of RAM may require what tofunction properly?
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5.  Rico has a motherboard with four RAM slots that doesn’t seem to work. Hehas two RDRAM RIMMs installed, for a total of 1 GB of memory, but thesystem won’t boot. What is likely to be the problem?
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6.  Silas has a new Athlon 64 motherboard with two sticks of DDR2 RAMinstalled in two of the three RAM slots, for a total of 2 GB of system memory.When he runs CPU-Z to test the system, he notices that the software claimshe’s running single-channel memory. What could be the problem? (Select thebest answer.)
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7.  What is the primary reason that DDR2 RAM is potentially faster than DDR RAM?
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8.  Steve adds a second 512-MB 240-pin DIMM to his PC, which should bringthe total RAM in the system up to 1 GB. The PC has a Pentium 4 3.2-GHzprocessor and three 240-pin DIMM slots on the motherboard. When he turnson the PC, however, the RAM count only shows 512 MB of RAM. Which of thefollowing is most likely to be the problem?
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9.  Gregor installed a third stick of known-good RAM into his Athlon 64 system,bringing the total amount of RAM up to 768 MB. Within a few days, though,he started having random lockups and reboots, especially when doingmemory intensive tasks like gaming. What is most likely the problem?
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10.  Cindy installs a second stick of DDR2 RAM into her Core 2 Duo system,bringing the total system memory up to 2 GB. Within a short period of time,though, she begins experiencing Blue Screens of Death. What could theproblem be?
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